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Displaying from Saturday, June 14, 2014
 July 2014
Wednesday 23
8:30 - EVENT - UWA Quiet Day for Staff : Collegiality and Silence for Reflection More Information
Set on a lovely bush block in Mundaring this Quiet Day provides space to 'be alone' in the company of other UWA academics and professional staff with the intention of marking out some good quality thinking/reflection time.

There are no formal presentations and no flip charts or (...)

 September 2014
Tuesday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Over diagnosis and over treatment of mental illnesses Website | More Information
An On the Edge Lecture by Jon Jureidini, child psychiatrist, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.

Over diagnosis and overtreatment are dangerous, not just because of the possible adverse effects of unnecessary interventions, but because they detract from autonomous citizenship.
Tuesday 30
8:30 - EVENT - Quiet Day : for UWA staff More Information
Set on a lovely bush block in Mundaring (Nathanael’s Rest Retreat Centre) this Quiet Day provides space to 'be alone' in the company of other UWA academics and professional staff with the intention of marking out some good quality thinking/reflection time.

There are no formal (...)

 October 2014
Thursday 09
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - Islam and the Community: Panel Discussion : This panel discussion will engage with the various reactions to current national security policy in Australia Website | More Information
There are some students and individuals of Muslim background who feel that they are being targeted through the new focus on anti-terrorism moves taken by the Federal Government. There is also concern among students and members of the wider community about perceived dangers posed by Muslim community (...)
Tuesday 14
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Banning the Burqa is not the Answer : This lecture will discuss the place of the burqa in Australian society. Website | More Information
The place of the Islamic face veil in public places has again arisen as an issue for debate in Australia. Politicians from all sides have variously called for its banning, called it confronting or appealed to liberal values in defence of freedom of choice. In light of the recent debates it is time (...)
Friday 17
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - CMSS Panel Discussion: The Role of Political Leadership in Building Communal Harmony : A panel of distinguished political leaders will discuss the role of political leadership in fostering and sustaining communal harmony. Website | More Information
The Australian Government’s decision to elevate the threat level of violent extremism in the country against the backdrop of the developments in Iraq and Syria has reignited debates on the place of Muslims and Islam in Australia. The feeling of being victimised among some Muslim minority groups (...)

 November 2014
Monday 03
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Conflict Resolution Forms in the Life of Prophet Muhammad : CMSS Public Lecture Website | More Information
Dr Recep Dogan will examine the life and leadership of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to discover conflict resolution forms that may offer solutions to contemporary global problems and challenges faced by the world's nations.
Thursday 06
14:00 - FREE LECTURE - Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria : CMSS Panel Discussion Website | More Information
This Panel Discussion will address the current developments in Syria and Iraq, and the impact of foreign fighters there.

The discussion will be initiated by research and postgraduate students at The University of Western Australia, and a practitioner committed to promoting understanding (...)
Saturday 08
13:00 - SCREENING - Free Human Rights Films : Free awarding-winning films about human rights in China Website | More Information
At 1:00pm "Transcending Fear, the Story of Gao Zhisheng" will be screened.

Born in a cave with only stars to tell time, Gao Zhisheng overcomes incredible odds to become one of China’s top attorneys. The people call him “the Conscience of China.” But then, in the eyes of the (...)
Thursday 13
16:00 - FREE LECTURE - Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq : A CMSS Book Launch for Prof Amin Saikal Website | More Information
The West Asian states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran have over the last few decades represented an arc of crisis. Characterised by fractured and dysfunctional political elites, fraught economic policies, and ideological struggles between the forces of authoritarianism and democratisation (...)
Monday 24
13:00 - EVENT - Staff Retreat : for renewing clarity and purpose More Information
This in the seventh year of offering these end of year retreats for staff at UWA. The feedback from previous participants has been unanimously positive. The Retreat provides space to interact with other academic and general staff from across UWA; reconnect with professional ‘passion’; allow (...)

 December 2014
Monday 08
13:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Women and Jihad Website | More Information
The participation of women in suicide bombing and their presence in support of militants in Syria and Iraq, including the self-proclaimed Islamic State, has drawn attention to the question of women's role in jihad. The panel discussion is designed to provide a framework in which women's role in (...)

 March 2015
Thursday 26
19:30 - EVENT - Students making a difference : A conversation with Baquir Rezaie Website | More Information
What am I doing with my life? Where is it all going? Can one person truly make a difference?

Baqir is 28 years old. He was born in Afghanistan and arrived in Australia in 2001. After completing an Engineering degree from Adelaide University he is now working as a film maker and an (...)

 May 2015
Friday 08
15:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Radicalisation, Recruitment and the Appeal of the Islamic state Movement : Role of Islam as both a constructive and destructive force More Information
The lecture focuses on the role of Islam as both a constructive and a disruptive force. It also encourages inter-faith dialogue and aspires to building an understanding of Islam and the Muslim society. The central axis of the lecture is the way in which religious thought, individual believers and (...)
Tuesday 12
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Soul Friendship : From the ancient Celtic way of Soul Friendship, Ray Simpson will help us find the inner resources for sustainable leadership in work, pilgrimage, poetry, healing the land and relationship with Indigenous people. More Information
This is the first of this year's Chaplain's International Lectures, where religious perspectives attempt to advance contemporary issues and is sponsored by the chaplains of the University of Western Australia. Ray Simpson is the Guardian of the International Community of Aidan and Hilda based on (...)
Friday 15
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Religious Tolerance in an age of extremes : Religious tolerance is a breeding ground for multicultural success while discrimination and ostracism leads to societal failure. More Information
We live today in what some claim to be one of the most religiously intolerant periods in history. Not only are some religious minorities believed to be fomenters of disharmony in other countries but, in our society, they are seen to mix only with their peers, wear distinctly un-Australian clothing (...)

 June 2015
Thursday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Why is religious violence on the rise? Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Professor Graham K. Brown, Head of the School of Social Sciences at UWA, will take a critical look at the rise of religious violence around the world. In mainstream and popular academic discourse, it is often presumed that religious violence has been on the rise. Yet (...)

 July 2015
Friday 03
7:00 - STAFF EVENT - Spirit Journey : Annual desert retreat for university staff and the general public led by university chaplain Rev Dr Ian Robinson. Website | More Information
Take a journey outback to get clear air in your lungs and clarity in your soul. Four wheel drive to the southern end of the Canning Stock Route, Windich Springs. Vehicles and food provided. We will call in on several sites of Aboriginal significance. $1330 ex Perth.
Tuesday 14
18:30 - TALK - The Most Good You Can Do : A conversation with Peter Singer Website | More Information
Peter Singer's challenging new book 'The Most Good You Can Do' has the power to change the way people think about how they live. Professor Singer presents a challenging new movement called 'Effective Altruism' in the search for an ethical life.

In this special Perth event, Professor (...)
Sunday 19
8:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Student Wilderness retreat : Unwind, Connect, Gaze. The annual short retreat in the desert for UWA students. Facilitated by university chaplains Michael Wood and Ian Robinson and held at the Koora retreat near Coolgardie Website | More Information
A desert retreat is an opportuntiy during UWA semester break to slow down and get clear on what's going on in our lives. Koora Retreat is in the Boorabbin National Park between Southern Cross and Coolgardie, providing healthy food, showers, warm beds and toilets. $495 to reception at Student (...)


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